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KEL-TEC P-32 PISTOL
KEL-TEC CNC INDUSTRIES INC.
PO BOX 236009
COCOA FL 32926
OWNED MADE PARTS
AND PARTS MANUAL
KEL-TEC P-32 PISTOL
SAFETY, INSTRUCTION, & PARTS MANUAL
STATEMENT OF LIABILITYThis pistol may be classified as a dangerous weapon and is surrendered by KEL-TEC CNC INDUSTRIES INC. with the understanding that the purchaser assumes all liability resulting from unsafe handling or any action that constitutes a violation of any applicable laws or regulations.
Firearms can cause serious injury and death. Safety must be the prime consideration of anyone who handles firearms. Always treat a firearm as though it were loaded. Always keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction.
In owning a firearm, you are responsible for the firearms's safety and security. Always secure firearms from children.
READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS,
AND WARNINGS CAREFULLY,
BE SURE YOU UNDERSTAND
THESE INSTRUCTIONS AND WARNINGS
BEFORE USING THIS FIREARM.This SAFETY, INSTRUCTION, & PARTS MANUAL should always accompany this firearm and be transferred with it upon change of ownership or when the arm is loaned or presented to another person.
A copy of the SAFETY, INSTRUCTION, & PARTS MANUAL is available FREE upon request.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS AND WARNINGS
READ AND CAREFULLY FOLLOW THESE WARNINGS
AND INSTRUCTIONS.These warnings and instructions are provided to assure the safe functioning of the handgun. Failure to heed them may result in improper functioning and serious injury.
KEL-TEC firearms are designed to function reliably with proper care and knowledgeable use. Do not use your firearm unless you fully understand these instructions, and the safe operation of your firearm.
Only safe gun-handling habits will ensure the safe use of your firearm. This is your responsibliity. Accidents are the result of violating the rules of safe gun handling and common sense.
Before handling any firearm, understand its operation.
Always treat every gun as if it were loaded.
Never accept or pick-up a firearm without checking the magazine, and the chamber to assure the weapon is empty. Do not trust the extractor to clear the chamber, look and feel.
Always make sure the muzzle is pointed in a safe direction at all times.
Never point a firearm at anyone or anything you do not intend to shoot.
Make sure your "audience" is always 5 or more feet in back of you, not next to you when firing.
Keep your firearm unloaded when not in use.
Never keep a loaded firearm in the home, car, boat, or RV.
Never store a firearm with a cartridge in the chamber.
Never store firearms and ammunition together, keep them locked up and away from children.
Never touch the trigger when working the slide.
Never alter any components of your firearm.
Always use only clean, dry original factory ammunition.
Never take medications, drugs, or alcohol when handling firearms.
Never load or unload a firearm without assuring the muzzle is pointed in a safe direction.
Never load a firearm except immediately before shooting.
SAFE GUN HANDLING IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS AND WARNINGSAMMUNITION: The P-32 Pistol is designed and chambered for the.32 Auto cartridge. Do not use any other ammuntion. The P-32 will accept +P ammuntion, however not with continuous use.
Only use commercially manufactured ammunition, clean, dry, and in good condition.
Never use nonstandard, reloaded or damaged cartridges.
Never use ammunition where the pressure levels exceed industry standards.
KEL-TEC pistols are manufactured from high quality materials. They will provide extended service life. However, all warranties, expressed or implied, are voided and KEL-TEC will not be liable for property damage or personal injury and consequential damages, if faulty ammunition is used in KEL-TEC center fire pistols.
Never discharge a firearm without proper shooting glasses and hearing protection.
Never shoot at any water surface or any surface where a ricochet can occur.
Never shoot until you are sure of your backstop and what lies beyond it.
If the gun does not discharge after pulling the trigger, do not change its direction for at least 30 seconds, the round could be a "hangfire". If the gun sounds different or does not operate, unload and make sure the barrel is clear before continued firing.
Do not allow a firearm to be used by individuals who do not understand its safe operation and the rules of safe gun-handling.
Be sure all accessories, such as holsters and grips are compatible with the firearm and that the accessories do not interfere with safe operation.
When transporting your firearm, be sure your firearm is unloaded and that the action is open.
If you do not understand how to operate any of our products or have any questions about their safe handling, please write us.
Always be aware of other people so that they cannot accidentally walk into the line of fire. When firing on a target range, be alert and follow the range officer's commands. Never cross obstacles such as fences or streams with a loaded firearm. 3
INTRODUCTIONThe P-32 is a semi-automatic, locked breech pistol, chambered for the.32 Auto cartridge.
The firing mechanism is double action only. The magazine has a 7 round capacity.
The KEL-TEC P-32 is the lightest.32 Auto pistol ever made. Thanks to its locking dynamics and superior ergonometry, perceived recoil and practical accuracy are comparable to much larger guns.
The P-32 is mainly intended for plainclothes police officers as a secondary weapon, or for concealed carry by armed citizens. The small grip size and light trigger pull make the P-32 ideal for female shooters.
From the very beginning of the design and development, computers have been used exclusively. All machined components are also made on modern high speed computerized equipment. Equally advanced quality control equipment and test procedures ensure a firearm with uncompromising quality in materials and workmanship.
CONSTRUCTIONThe P-32 has six main component groups: barrel, slide, firing mechanism, grip, and magazine.
The barrel is made of SAE 4140 ordnance steel, heat treated to 48 HRC.
The slide is also 4140 steel, and contains the firing pin and the extractor.
The rectangular frame is machined from solid 7075-T6 aluminum and houses the firing mechanism.
The trigger connects via a transfer bar to the hammer. The hammer is driven by a novel free floating extension spring. The light weight firing pin transmits the energy of the hammer to ignite the primer. After firing, the hammer block holds the hammer away from the firing pin, providing a mechanical safety. The functioning of the mechanism greatly surpasses all applicable SAAMI safety standards.
The grip is made of the ultra high impact polymer Dupont ST-8018. The grip also forms the magazine well and the trigger guard.
MAGAZINEFunctioning When the P-32's trigger is pulled, the trigger axis is rotated forward together with the trigger bar which engages the hammer and then the hammer block. After about 85 degrees rotation, the trigger bar disengages, holding the hammer block forward of the hammer, which then rotates forward to strike the firing pin.
The ignited powder gas drives the bullet forward through the barrel and simultaneously drives the slide and barrel backwards. After about 1/4" (6 mm) the barrel is unlocked by the assembly pin and releases the slide to travel back extracting the case. On it's way back, the slide is gradually slowed down by the recoil springs.
Close to the rear position, the empty case hits the ejector, and is thrown out of the gun.
The recoil springs drive the slide forward again. The top cartridge in the magazine is picked up by the breech face and pushed into the barrel. Close to battery the barrel is cammed up, positively locking into the slide.
During the rear recoil motion, the hammer is disengaged and follows the slide acting like an extra recoil spring. As the slide moves forward, the hammer rotates with it until the hammer block reengages the hammer holding it away from the firing pin. When the trigger is released the trigger bar moves backwards and behind the hammer catch.
The P-32 is then ready for the next shot.
INSTRUCTION FOR USELoading To load, fill the magazine by pressing a cartridge downward on the forward portion of the magazine follower (or downward on the case of the previously loaded cartridge) and sliding the cartridge fully under the lips of the magazine until the cartridge is all the way back in the magazine.
Repeat the steps above for the number of cartridges you wish to load, up to the magazine capacity. Do not attempt to load your magazine with more than the specified number of rounds because doing so can cause a feeding malfunction.
As the.32 ACP is semi-rimmed, take special care not to push the rim behind the previous round or tilt down the front of the cartridge. A firm tap on the back of the magazine to align the rounds is a good habit with any magazine.
Hold the pistol in one hand with the muzzle pointing in a safe direction and with your finger off the trigger and outside the trigger guard. Insert the loaded magazine into the grip until it is locked in place. Check to assure magazine is secure. Pull the slide back and release. This strips a round from the magazine and seats it in the barrel chamber.
At all times keep your hands away from the muzzle.
If you wish to restore the magazine in your pistol to full capacity, press the magazine catch and remove the magazine to load the missing round. Never load rounds directly into the chamber. Remember to keep your pistol pointed in a safe direction under all conditions and always keep your finger off the trigger and outside the trigger guard.
INSTRUCTION FOR USEFiring With the muzzle pointed in a safe direction and your finger outside the trigger guard, take aim at a safe target, put finger inside trigger guard and squeeze trigger until round is fired. Release trigger and you are ready to fire another round. Upon firing, the slide moves rearward extracting and ejecting the fired round and returns to forward position feeding another round automatically while doing so. This sequence can be repeated until the last round has been fired at which time the magazine follower will press up on the slide stop causing it to catch the slide and hold it in the open position. Hold the P-32 pistol firmly when shooting. If the pistol is not held firmly, a misfeed could occur.
This is referred to as the weak wrist condition.
Unloading To unload the P-32 remove the magazine and briskly pull the slide back to extract the round in the chamber. Do not obstruct the ejector port and keep fingers away from trigger and muzzle. Visually inspect the chamber to make sure it is empty. Push the remaining cartridges in the magazine forward and out.
SAFETYTo achieve highest operator safety, combined with ease of handling, the P-32 is "DOUBLE ACTION ONLY". It has no manual safety and the hammer is never fully cocked.
The hammer is of a novel design. Compared to a conventional hammer, the P-32's is very light and consequently, operates at high velocities. It is driven by a special free floating extension spring.
In its ready position the hammer is securely held by the hammer block. Only by deliberately pulling the trigger can the hammer block be disengaged. The tilting action of the barrel excludes firing unless the breech is fully locked. A direct blow to the hammer is impossible, as it is enclosed by the slide and grip. The hammer's energy is transmitted to the primer through a low mass firing pin.
MALFUNCTIONINGProper function of your P-32 is directly related to maintenance and care, and to the ammunition you use. Some of the more common types of malfunctions which may
occur are as follows:
Misfire: Failure of the cartridge to ignite when the hammer falls. Keep the firearm pointed in a safe direction, wait 30 seconds, operate the slide manually and continue shooting. If necessary, change the magazine. The most common causes are dirt or foreign objects impeding the magazine. Improperly crimped cartridges are another cause.
Failure to eject or extract: A fired case is not fully extracted from the chamber or ejected from the P-32. Again, keep the firearm pointed in a safe direction, clear the gun by operating the slide, remove the case and continue. If necessary change the magazine. The most common causes are a damaged extractor, ejector or ammunition.
Improperly loaded or sized cartridges can cause this also. If any of the above problems are not solved by cleaning or by use of other brands of ammunition, stop firing, unload and return the P-32 to our service department.
Disassembly Unload your P-32. While holding the slide back, pull the assembly pin from the pistol.
Push the barrel back. While holding the slide, slowly let it move forward off the frame.
Remove the recoil spring and barrel. No further disassembly is recommended. Do not rotate the firing pin screw, it is factory adjusted. An empty magazine can activate the slide stop if necessary.